Tis’ the season to be merry and bright! Christmas is the time of the year where we put out decorations in our homes which give us joy and make us smile. Most homes are decorated with the traditional colors of red and green at this time of year, but some like to create Christmas schemes of contemporary colors which reflect some of their favorite colors or colors in their existing home decor. When choosing the direction you will go for holiday decorations, please keep in mind the acronym “ROY G. BIV”. In design, this acronym helps many understand color theory. I have attached a video below to help you understand further!
After understanding that “ROY G. BIV” is a acronym for RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE, INDIGO, VIOLET, we can start to ponder about what colors we will use for this holiday season. Since many of us are leaning towards using synthetic trees to help with preservation of our ecosystem, we have found out that there is a much wider variety of colors for Christmas than ever before available for our own holiday decor!
With such a wide variety of colors to choose from, you may get overwhelmed and have a hard time determining what colors to incorporate into your Christmas. Below you will find different color schemes which you can use to help you create a design that emphasizes your favorite color during this holiday season. Check it out!
When creating a “Red Christmas”, it is best to stay monochromatic with the “red” and pair it with accessories of white, silver or gold to enhance the theme and keep it chic. These neutral tones will not be too over baring and will give a subtle holiday flicker to the ambiance of the room.
Although the color orange is often reserved for the holidays of Halloween or Thanksgiving, this color can be used to create an organic, earthy Christmas. If you like to use real “non-synthetic” trees because you love the smell that a fresh pine brings to your home, then you may also like introducing dried oranges as decorative ornaments as well as using pine cones and other products from nature to keep it very natural.
Yellow and Gold Christmas
For those who don’t like too much color in their homes, a gold or yellow inspired tree may be the answer this holiday season! Decorating your tree with yellow or gold accessories will brighten up the room, yet the ambiance will remain tranquil. There is very little color that is introduced in this color scheme. However if you would like to add a little contrast color to the scheme, perhaps a suggestion would be the brighten up the room blue! The photo above shows how you can incorporate both colors together, but still keep the look very subtle in tone.
When you think about having a “green” Christmas,you may not feel that the color will create much impact in the room. To the contrary, this look can feel very cozy and inviting because of the organic qualities that it creates in the home. When creating a holiday scheme with this color, think lime green! This color will create contrast with the evergreen or white Christmas tree that you may have in your home and give the room some “pop”. Many may think that this color will be too contemporary for a traditional home, you can create a room scheme with this color that is very transitional.
In the western hemisphere, we celebrate Christmas during the winter season. Many of you wish for a “white” Christmas which brings snow and ice and is often associated with the color blue. For those of us who would like to create a winter wonderland in our homes having a blue Christmas is a great alternative. This look works best with the colors white and silver because it keeps the blue crisp and vibrant regardless if you are decorating with a turquoise blue or a sapphire blue.
Looking for a dramatic Christmas? Create a room around deep violet… This look works best when you incorporate gold because it compliments the luxurious color. Since this color appears to be very dark in tone, don’t be shy about going over the top with glamour and glitter! This will help draw the eye to the holiday spirit the color can bring.
For many of us, the holiday season is only about gathering with loved ones and the “perfect” Christmas decor is not important. Your ideal Christmas decorated home will include handcrafted ornaments that have been handed down from generation to generation that bring us wonderful memories and showcase all the different colors you love through out the year! Not selecting a specific color scheme creates a fun and energetic Christmas which can be warm and inviting to others and exudes the real meaning of Christmas!
At Fabrics and Frames Furniture we cater to all colors of the rainbow! If you are having trouble this holiday season finding that perfect runner for the table, or tree skirt, we can solve that problem by creating you a custom one! Even though we specialize in creating custom furniture from the ground up, we also take on small jobs which can create the final touches to a room!
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Written by: Erica Guajardo
Edited by: Linda Decuir
For more tips from Fabrics and Frames about Christmas, Check out our other article: https://fabricsandframesfurniture.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/trendy-christmas-interiors/